Calgary Dinos prepare for another chance at Vanier Cup

The Stamps may have suffered a major loss, but the University of Calgary Dinos surpassed every expectation at the Mitchell Bowl Saturday, blowing away the Western Mustangs 44-3.

3rd attempt at Vanier Cup Championship in 5 years

University of Calgary Dinos' celebrate winning the CIS Mitchell Bowl against the Western University Mustangs in Calgary Saturday. (Jeff McIntosh/Canadian Press)

The Stamps may have suffered a major loss, but the University of Calgary Dinos surpassed every expectation at the Mitchell Bowl Saturday, blowing away the Western Mustangs 44-3.

The team is now headed to its third Vanier Cup Championship in five years, and maybe this time the players will walk away with the big win.

"Each week we have gotten better," said Dinos head coach Blake Nill.

  • Watch the video above as Nill talks to CBC Calgary anchor Rob Brown about the upcoming battle.

"It culminated last week with a win over the No. 1 ranked team in the country. But now we are going into probably the toughest place to win — and that's in Quebec City at Laval against the defending national champions." 

Nill says the team has a big responsibility to showcase Dinos football in Calgary and Canada.

"To show people in this city that our brand of football is a very good brand of football — a great level," said Nill. "And I want to take an opportunity to show the city what Dinos football is about."

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